Healthcare institutions build increasingly large amounts of clinical knowledge assets. They are responsible for the accuracy, transparency and updating of the content. Inconsistent, incomplete, and outdated clinical knowledge assets represent unnecessary patient safety risks. Unfortunately, many organizations limit their knowledge management activities to a reactive and an ad-hoc approach, lacking a formal content review and maintenance process, and a system that supports an institution-wide knowledge management strategy. This workshop will provide an introduction to clinical knowledge management topics that include the cataloguing of knowledge assets, authoring and modeling of metadata, managing relationship and dependencies among data, importing and exporting knowledge assets from and to other clinical applications, guaranteeing structural and semantic integrity when knowledge assets change, and comprehensive asset lifecycle process. The workshop includes practical experiences, challenges, and lessons learned.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: After the workshop participants will be able to:
Understand the basic principles of clinical knowledge management
Describe the lifecycle of a knowledge asset
Explain the basic functions and requirements of a knowledge management system
Describe how a knowledge management system fits in the existing landscape of a health IT ecosystem
Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing a knowledge management initiative


Dominik Aronsky (Presenter)

Asli Weitkamp (Presenter)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Saverio Maviglia (Presenter)

Dirk Wenke (Presenter)

Roberto Rocha (Presenter)

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